New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Vigilance may be too high a price

 

November 5, 2018



“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” and “those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

Those who tasted the bitterness of the Revolutionary War and the challenges of saving a democratic republic said it well. But it is the words and not the speakers that warn us of the vulnerability of democracy.

The idea of a democracy is based on the assumption that people have the wisdom and judgment to run a country. In the era of the milk pail and one-way plows, we could stumble along without falling. Times have changed and the ability of...



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